Numbers are in!
“Sharknado” a B-listed movie about tornadoes that suck up sharks from the ocean then rain down from the sky onto the residents of Los Angeles, -and how those residents deal with that, was the most-tweeted TV show 3 nights ago, the night it aired, generating 318,232 tweets during broadcast and 5,000 tweets per minute at its peak.
In terms of social media, the movie caused a “twitterquake”. In terms of marine conservation that has spent years dispelling myths surrounding sharks, the movie has caused a tide of concerns. Nobody actually believes that sharks can fall from the sky, but this movie builds on stereotyping the fear factor associated with sharks. It appears there will be rough waters ahead for sharks, a “sharknami”. and aquariums will need to take on a greater role in educating the public about sharks now that “Sharknado” has been released.